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Precision Handling in Python

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 03 Aug, 2021

Python in its definition allows handling the precision of floating-point numbers in several ways using different functions. Most of them are defined under the “math” module. Some of the most used operations are discussed in this article.

  1. trunc():- This function is used to eliminate all decimal parts of the floating-point number and return the integer without the decimal part.
  2.  ceil():- This function is used to print the least integer greater than the given number.
  3. floor():- This function is used to print the greatest integer smaller than the given integer.
     

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# Python code to demonstrate ceil(), trunc()
# and floor()
 
# importing "math" for precision function
import math
 
# initializing value
a = 3.4536
 
# using trunc() to print integer after truncating
print("The integral value of number is : ", end="")
print(math.trunc(a))
 
# using ceil() to print number after ceiling
print("The smallest integer greater than number is : ", end="")
print(math.ceil(a))
 
# using floor() to print number after flooring
print("The greatest integer smaller than number is : ", end="")
print(math.floor(a))

Output : 
 

The integral value of number is : 3
The smallest integer greater than number is : 4
The greatest integer smaller than number is : 3

 

Setting Precision

There are many ways to set the precision of the floating-point values. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Using “%”:- “%” operator is used to format as well as set precision in python. This is similar to “printf” statement in C programming.
  2.  Using format():- This is yet another way to format the string for setting precision.
  3.  Using round(x,n):- This function takes 2 arguments, number, and the number till which we want decimal part rounded.
     

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# Python code to demonstrate precision
# and round()
 
# initializing value
a = 3.4536
 
# using "%" to print value till 2 decimal places
print ("The value of number till 2 decimal place(using %) is : ",end="")
print ('%.2f'%a)
 
# using format() to print value till 2 decimal places
print ("The value of number till 2 decimal place(using format()) is : ",end="")
print ("{0:.2f}".format(a))
 
# using round() to print value till 2 decimal places
print ("The value of number till 2 decimal place(using round()) is : ",end="")
print (round(a,2))

Output : 



The value of number till 2 decimal place(using %) is : 3.45
The value of number till 2 decimal place(using format()) is : 3.45
The value of number till 2 decimal place(using round()) is : 3.45

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